What the Adani coal mine wants from a CQ FIFO hub
ADANI has listed mining services, logistics support and elements of a labour force as the three key job types created by the proposed employment hubs.
A spokesperson from Adani said the "issue of mining leases would allow them to recommence conversations with contract partners, suppliers and communities about the hubs".
"We announced major hubs would be located in Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton with extras proposed for Bowen and Clermont, pending appeals," the spokesperson said.
"There will be more conversations on the detail of specific needs and composition to be undertaken over the rest of the year for an anticipated 2017 construction commencement."
The granting of Mining Leases (MLs) means discussions can now recommence with contractors and stakeholders on prospective people, logistics and mining services hubs to service Adani's Carmichael Mine, North Galilee Basin Rail and Abbott Point Port Expansion projects, CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj (pictured) said.
"In conjunction with our valued partners such as Downer, we have been considering our preferred options for hubs to not only ensure we get the best value for this significant investment but, consistent with our undertakings, ensure local workforces and suppliers have the opportunity to benefit," Mr Janakaraj said.
"As we have consistently said, our workforce and suppliers will be Australian based, and within that, overwhelmingly Queensland based. Certainty on approvals is what is required for detailed and thorough planning for the construction phase of these important projects to commence.
"The granting of the MLs mean we can start to have more meaningful dialogue with our contractors and communities in preparation for an estimated 2017 construction commencement, pending the conclusion of additional politically-motivated activist appeals, and the conclusion of the balance of second tier approvals."
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ADANI COAL MINE
The Carmichael coal and railway project includes building Australia's largest thermal coal mine in the north Galilee Basin. It will be located 160km north-west of Clermont in Central Queensland, linked by a new 388 km standard gauge rail line to a new terminal at Abbot Point Port near Bowen.
The project has a potential mine life of 90 years.
An investment of approximately $10 billion.
A permanent work force of 4000 people is anticipated.
The mine is expected to be around 45 kilometres long.
Carmichael Mine is located on the Moray Downs cattle station (Isaac Regional Council area), about 160km north-west of Clermont, QLD.
Mining operations are expected to be a combined of 6 open pit and underground workings.
Each pit is expected to produce 10 million tonnes of coal a year.
Coal destination and stockpiling at Abbott Point coal terminal near Bowen via a rail line (to be built) where it will join the the existing QR National Network;